Item Details

The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Alaska -- the Outpost State

National Archives and Records Service
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Alaska is the subject of this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television show. Promptly dubbed "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox" after it was acquired by Secretary of State Seward for seven million dollars from Russia almost a century ago, this rugged land proved to be a valuable star in our nation's flag. The state, known as America's "Outpost State," currently boasts modern cities, progressive schools, rich mineral and game resources, and booming industries that have returned our original purchasing price many times over. Alaska also holds strategic value in military affairs, which have become vitally important to national defense in recent years. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration highlights the state's early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
30 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 13, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series The Big Picture.
Variant Title
Alaska
Alaska -- The Outpost State
Outpost State
Series
U.S. Army's the Big Picture Television Series
Big Picture (United States. National Archives and Records Administration)
Contents
  • Intro: The Big Picture: Alaska -The Outpost State (1:50)
  • Alaska Purchase-"Seward's Folly" (2:38)
  • Alaskan Indian Culture (2:00)
  • Education and Extra Curricular Activities (2:41)
  • Industry in Alaska (3:26)
  • Availability of Transportation (2:31)
  • DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line (2:59)
  • Weapons Testing by U.S. Army Test Board (1:55)
  • Alaskan National Guard (1:50)
  • Army's Job in Defending Alaska (2:58)
  • Alaska's Unlimited Opportunity (2:07)
  • Credits: The Big Picture: Alaska - The Outpost State (0:27)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Publisher no.
44986 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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